Interesting overview article on document security
Only a few weeks ago I received my first document that used Microsoft IRM technology in Office to set an expiry date. Not suprisingly the document was early information on a product that’s still in beta and the document expired at around the time the next beta was due to ship. I liked this use of IRM, seemed very useful. So I was interested to come across this article discussing the security related issues we have with document leakage which are also addressed by IRM technologies. here is the summary:
Business documents are the lingua franca of commerce. Every day, sensitive information is leaked without our knowledge, and it is incumbent on us to act now, or answer to the consequences later. Business leaders must realize that while they won’t necessarily make the headlines each time a document leaks sensitive data, they could lose a key partner, customer or lawsuit–or worse, their public image.